house·​paint·​er ˈhau̇s-ˌpān-tər How to pronounce housepainter (audio)
: one whose business or occupation is painting houses

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Braque’s housepainter past has long been part of the Cubist mythos, often leveraged into a kind of workingman street cred, but here it is granted a particular and critical role. Susan Tallman, The New York Review of Books, 29 Dec. 2022 His brother, a professional housepainter, will change the color of a big wooden cube periodically. Brian T. Allen, National Review, 31 Mar. 2022 Eventually, Jones became a housepainter to support and raise his grandchildren. Jonathan Bernstein, Rolling Stone, 8 Sep. 2021 Fischbacher was born in Rosenheim, Germany, in 1939 to a homemaker mother and a housepainter father. Tyler Van Dyke, Washington Examiner, 14 Jan. 2021 His father was a housepainter, a still somewhat profitable trade in a city where aging clapboard buildings were common. Ian Volner, Harper's Magazine, 25 May 2020 Gary Simons, the son of a housepainter and a homemaker, had just been hired as a teacher at P.S. 140, an elementary school in the Bronx, his home borough. Vinson Cunningham, The New Yorker, 2 Mar. 2020 The drummer and housepainter skates to his own beat., 25 Nov. 2019 With homeownership the family aspiration, Dad, a housepainter, always sought opportunities to work overtime. Bill Cummings,, 24 May 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1688, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of housepainter was in 1688

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Cite this Entry

“Housepainter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Mar. 2023.

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